Change is simply a fact of life. There is nothing that can be done about it. While some changes are expected, the ones you plan for or those you work towards, others come unbidden and strike when we least expect them. It’s those unexpected changes that I find the hardest to deal with most often. I know you’ve probably heard the phrase, ’embrace the change’, but let’s face it, sometimes you just have to work through your feelings before you can even begin to adapt much less embrace a life change. Let me tell you about that sweet spot where all the feelings and fears and the expectations that went unmet fade away. That beautiful place where you don’t necessarily embrace the change you went through, but you embrace the new place life has brought you to.
I went through a giant life change around 10 months ago. On that day everything that I expected for my future was suddenly different. It took me a long time to come to terms with that. But now, I am able to embrace the new opportunities life has thrown my way. I am enjoying building deeper friendships and spending better time with my kids. I am embracing this new stage of life and whatever it has to throw at me.
God works all things for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). I promise you, that scripture applies to unexpected changes as well.
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